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Author Gaynor, Hazel.

Title A memory of violets : a novel of London's flower sellers / Hazel Gaynor.

Imprint New York : William Morrow, c2015.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Fiction    GAYNOR,HAZ    Available
 PAS Central Library Fiction    FIC GAYNOR,H    Available
 PAS Linda Vista Branch Fiction    FIC GAYNOR,H    Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description 389, 31 p. ; 21 cm.
Note Includes P.S. Insights, Interviews & more.
Summary "Step into the world of Victorian London, where the wealth and poverty exist side by side. This is the story of two long-lost sisters, whose lives take different paths, and the young woman who will be transformed by their experiences. In 1912, twenty-year-old Tilly Harper leaves the peace and beauty of her native Lake District for London, to become assistant housemother at Mr. Shaw's Home for Watercress and Flower Girls. For years, the home has cared for London's flower girls--orphaned and crippled children living on the grimy streets and selling posies of violets and watercress to survive. Soon after she arrives, Tilly discovers a diary written by an orphan named Florrie--a young Irish flower girl who died of a broken heart after she and her sister, Rosie, were separated. Moved by Florrie's pain and all she endured in her brief life, Tilly sets out to discover what happened to Rosie. But the search will not be easy. Full of twists and surprises, it leads the caring and determined young woman into unexpected places, including the depths of her own heart."--Publisher's website.
Subject Flower girls -- Fiction.
Sisters -- Fiction.
London (England) -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Domestic fiction.
Historical fiction.
ISBN 9780062316899 (pbk.)
0062316893 (pbk.)

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